Ohio company owner pleads to federal charges

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The owner of an Ohio roofing company has pleaded guilty to charges related to employing immigrants who are in the country illegally, filing false tax documents and insurance fraud.

Authorities say 55-year-old Gregory Oldiges could be sentenced from two years to nearly five years in prison after pleading to the federal charges in Dayton Tuesday.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1lAtjnB ) reports that court documents accuse Williams Brothers Roofing and Siding of paying human traffickers to bring illegal workers from Texas and paying them less than their regular roofing crews.

Oldiges attorney, Greg Lockhart, called the situation "unfortunate" and said many roofing companies use immigrants who are in the country illegally as laborers.

A judge set another hearing for April 8.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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